Resources, Support Groups & Partners

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BeLonG To is the national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered

(LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23.

Phone: 01 670 6223

Dublin Lesbian Line

Dedicated phone support service staffed by women who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual.
Mondays & Thursdays 630-9pm

Phone: 01-872 9911


G-force provides a confidential support structure for LGB members, both personally and

professionally, within An Garda Síochána (the Irish Police Service).

Greenbow LGBT Society of Ireland

Greenbow LGBT Society of Ireland is a registered charity run for the benefit of Deaf

LGBT adults all over Ireland.

Phone: 01 874 9148

GLEN (Gay & Lesbian Equality Network)

GLEN is a leading NGO with a track record of success in delivering positive change for

lesbian, gay and bisexual people (LGB) in Ireland.

01 672 8650

Irish Pink Adoptions

Irish Pink Adoptions aims to provide support and information for “pink” families-to-be, or

who already are.

LGBT Noise

An independent non-political group which campaigns for the provision of civil marriage

for all people in Ireland, irrespective of their gender and sexual identity.

Phone: 086 8387471

LGBT Travellers

Gay Traveller and Roma resource and information site.

LOOK (Loving Our Out Kids)

LOOK provides support to parents, families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual or

transgendered (LGBT) people.

(087) 253 7699

Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality is a national grassroots advocacy organisation whose goal is to achieve

marriage equality for LGBT people in Ireland through the extension of civil marriage

rights to same-sex couples.

01 799 4502

NXF (National LGBT Federation)

Established in 1979, the NLGF is the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) NGO in Ireland. The NLGF publishes Gay Community News (GCN) and campaigns for the equal rights of, and to combat discrimination against, LGBT people in Ireland & internationally.


TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland)

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) is an advocacy organisation that seeks

to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their


Phone: (01) 873 3575


An LGBT Community Resource Centre for the community based in Dublin. Open 7 days a


Phone: 01-873 4999



A small group based in Cavan that meets each week for social chats and to support each


Phone: 086- 249 1821


Gay Project Cork

The Cork Gay Project is committed to providing a quality service to LGBT persons and

their families by embracing community development principles.

Phone: 021- 430 4884


LINC is the only community development organisation working exclusively with Lesbian

and Bisexual women in the Republic of Ireland.

021-480 8600


DILI (Donegal Interagency for LGBT Initiative)

DILI promotes positive mental health for the LGBT community in Donegal.

Tel: 085-850 3830


Amach LGBT

A volunteer run organisation which represents and campaigns on behalf of the lesbian,

gay, bisexual and transgender community in Galway City and County.


Ciarrai Amach

Community organisation promoting the rights and visibility of the Kerry LGBT


Phone: 086-078 8260


Red Ribbon Project

The Red Ribbon Project is a charity working in the area of Sexual Health Promotion,

HIV and STI Prevention with Support Services in counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary


Phone: 061-314354


Dundalk Outcomers

Dundalk Outcomers is a social and befriending support group for LGBT people. Their drop

in centre provides a safe, social and relaxed environment for our LGBT community and is

located in the centre of Dundalk town.

Phone: 042-932 9816



A social and support group for Gay men, Lesbian women and Bisexual people in the

West of Ireland. It hosts social meetings every second month as well as discos and other

events several times a year.

Phone: 087 972 5586

Outwest Helpline

Phone: 094-937 2479 (Thursdays 8-10pm)


Raises awareness of the issues that affect the lives of LGBT people in Mayo.

Phone: 094-902 5126


Navan LGBT

Navan LGBT provides social supports, access to information and a place to meet for LGBT people in the area.

At the moment, Meath Youth Federation are providing space and help for ‘drop-in’ meetings – these will be advertised on this Facebook page link.

For more information contact MYF on 046 9077979. Also, feel free to PM the Facebook page.


Stronger Together South Tipperary

A voluntary and community LGBT group in the South Tipperary Area.

Phone: 086-052 9230



sOUTh is a group of volunteers, based in Waterford, with the aim of helping and

supporting the LGBT community in Waterford and the South East of Ireland.

Phone: 086-214 7633


If you wish to be included as a Specialist Support Service, please email: for an application form

Gay Switchboard Ireland is pleased to recommend the following accredited counselling/therapy services as LGBT+ friendly:

Insight Matters (Dublin):

Insight Matters provides Personal Development, Psychotherapy and Counselling services in Dublin City Centre (5 Cavendish Row, Top of O’Connell Street, Dublin 1).

We provide low-cost, inclusive and culturally sensitive services in a number of languages and specialize in many areas including gender identity and LGBTQ mental health.

Our 7-week personal development programmes explore identity, self-image, assertiveness, healthy relationships, and the experience of coming out and living as an LGBTQ person in Ireland. In addition  we offer individual, relationship and group therapy in areas such as depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, and the experience of homophobia, transphobia and any other forms of sexuality related discrimination.

- Experience of working with LGB clients: Yes
- Experience of working with Trans* clients: Yes

T: 01-891 0026

M: 085-203 1487


Oakleaf Counselling (Wicklow):

Anita Furlong provides individual and relationship counselling and Employee Support Services.She also provides workshops and training seminars on working with Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) and LGBTQI clients to counsellors and psychotherapists and others.

GSD therapy works with clients in a non-pathologising manner with a therapist who has knowledge and training in gender and sexual diversity issues in both a social and personal context.

- Experience of working with LGB clients: Yes
- Experience of working with Trans* clients: Yes

T: 086 317 4847



Robert Patterson (Kerry):

Robert is a fully qualified and fully IACP accredited Counsellor/Therapist based in a private and secure location in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
He has received specialist LGBTQ training in the U.K. with
He offers sliding payment scale based on circumstances.

- Experience of working with LGB clients: Yes
- Experience of working with Trans* clients: Yes

M: 087-607 3893



Brian Holohan (Dublin):

Brian is a fully qualified and IACP pre-accreditted psychotherapist/counsellor who has worked with clients around sexuality related issues.
He identifies as gay himself. He offers sliding payment scale based on circumstances.

- Experience of working with LGB clients: Yes
- Experience of working with Trans* clients: No

M: 085-707 6826



Mary Larkin (Pathways Counselling) (Dublin):

Mary is certified with NAPCP and has experience working with clients who present with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation.

- Experience of working with LGB clients: Yes
- Experience of working with Trans* clients: No

M: 086-8597197




LGBT Helpline

The LGBT Helpline Project provides telephone support through a network of local helplines.

Phone: 1890 929 539

GCN / The Outmost

The Outmost is the new name for the online version of the GCN (Gay Community News)
GCN magazine is published in hard copy each month and contains current issues, features and classifieds for the LGBT community in Ireland.
The magazine is published by the National LGBT Federation

T: +353 (0)1 675 5025

GCN, The Skylab, 2 Exchange Street Upper, Dublin 8


Parentline offers support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent and the reassurance that, whatever the problem, you’re not the first parent to face it. Sometimes, all you could need is a listening ear.

T: LoCall 1890 927 277 or 01-873 3500.

Transvestite Resource / Information

A site by Irish transvestites about Irish transvestism


Cara Friend

Cara Friend is Northern Irelands oldest LGBT support service. It offers a range of services including an LGBT Switchboard, Family ties Project and free counselling services.

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